Access to information as a tool to defend the right to inclusive education for people with disabilities
The Civil Association for Equality and Justice (ACIJ) presents the document “Access to information as a tool to defend the right to inclusive education for people with disabilities” as part of a regional meeting of organizations and activists for the right to inclusive education. The document aims to contribute to the creation of tools and resources that strengthen advocacy strategies through basic data and meaningful indicators. People with disabilities are among the most excluded groups from education, and such exclusion is yet not made visible. The Latin American States do not produce qualitative or quantitative, complete and disaggregated information, which is essential to understand the educational situation of people with disabilities.
In this document, ACIJ suggests methodological tools as a guide for the request of access to information and the production of information that is essential for the design, implementation and evaluation of appropriate public policies that guarantee the inclusion of people with disabilities. We propose a series of indicators in order to promote the creation of data and statistical information that allows us to recognize more clearly the barriers to attendance, participation and learning in regular schools or which are the resources and support available to common schools for the inclusion of student diversity.